Dementia Care Certificate Level 2

Are you involved in caring for someone with Dementia? Or are you working within the Care industry? This Dementia Care course has been designed and written for you – to give all care workers the essential knowledge needed to offer the very best professional approach to caring for people with dementia.

Dementia itself is not a single actual disease or illness, but is an umbrella term used to describe lots of different types of conditions, all of which have one thing in common; they attack and destroy the cells in the brains of people with dementia. Currently, 700,000 people in the UK have dementia and this figure is expected to double over the next few decades.

This is an RQF qualification, which has now replaced both the NVQ and QCF courses.

Being a carer can cause a mix of feelings. It can be both rewarding and challenging. If you look after someone with dementia, you may have many questions and worries.

You will develop a real understanding of the needs of people affected by the condition also benefiting from helping families to cope with the challenges that caring for someone with dementia brings about on a daily basis. This course will help you to become more effective in many aspects of your role. If you are looking to enhance your career development, this course will give you the opportunity to identify your career path within Care and support your learning requirements.

It is divided into seven units, each concentrating on an important aspect of the Principles of Dementia Care. To be awarded the NCFE Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care, learners are required to successfully complete all seven units.

On this Dementia Care course you will:

  • Learn how to combine key ingredients of people-centered care in order to improve the daily life of those with dementia
  • Learn to recognise people with dementia as whole individuals, and understand all the needs that sufferers with varying conditions have.
  • Understand emotions and behaviours you may find challenging or distressing.

“Caring is not only my job my passion too, pleased this course has helped and freshed my knowledge.”


“As an older person who had a gap of over 25 years in studying, I've embraced the latest way of learning with the help of tutor support and those friendly and knowledgeable people at this college.”

Phyllis Baylis

“I very much appreciate your patience and fantastic customer service/student support. I feel rather silly referring to myself as a student, im 73 and enjoyed basket weaving at school.”

Mary Humphreys

“ I would recommend this course, its very interesting, valuable and rewarding.”

Lexie Arnold

“Being an older student I though I would find things more difficult than i have, everything is very straight forward and easy to do. I just wish my PC skills were slightly better.”

Angela Owen

“I enjoy learning independently, and have not needed much support although i know its there if needed. I am a carer and just love adding to my CV with courses. ”

Louisa Cadwallader

“ I am really impressed with the variety of support and resources i have received with this course. Dementia is a subject very close to my heart and after caring for my ill husband i want to help care for others too. This is giving me a real insight to dementia and the impact of the disease. I have submitted 2 assessments and have been really pleased with how quickly they have come back to me, i suppose it has a lot to do with modern technology but none the less i am really pleased. My tutor is supportive and realises that some days are good for me and some days are bad but is always there to support me and guide me in the right direction. The quality of this course is excellent and i wouldn't hesitate to recommend this college to anyone. ”

Margaret McNally

“Hoping to further my career with my course, hopefully will pass and go onto the next level.”

Jack Wright

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